Dustin Penner, a one-time 30 goal scorer, found chemistry with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams upon his arrival to Los Angeles in March of 2010 before Kopitar’s ankle injury was the jumping off point of his descent to healthy scratch/pancake chef.
A week and a half late, but here’s a take on the significance of the award winning series as it relates to the league and it’s fans.
I can only hope that firing Murray is still the answer, and when Sutter (regardless of the preconceptions) takes over he installs whatever is missing. Because I sure as hell can’t figure out what it is, except some intangibles.
I know all the super fans of the LA Kings and are all invested emotionally in the success of the team, but it’s also important to look at this situation as it applies to the ‘real world’.
Our exclusive interview with Kings head coach Terry Murray.
This could just be a rare string of coincidences, but the more the trend of losing when outshooting opponents continues, the more I think it’s more than that.
Remember those Inception ‘mashup’ videos from last summer?
This idea is kind of a rip-off from those, using the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser trailer. Though, in essence, aren’t all ‘mashups’ a rip-off of something?
Power plays should be measured as an expression of goals per 2 minutes of power play time, not goals per power play opportunity, because not all power play opportunities are a full two minutes, so the percentages derived from them are unreliable.
Some are suggesting that this was plan B, after Brad Richards, and is merely satisfactory. I actually think it is nothing short of ideal.
Dean Lombardi officially ushers in a new era in Los Angeles.